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Farm Bureau Member Discusses Obamacare with President Trump

A Georgia Farm Bureau member met with President Donald Trump at the White House this week to discuss how the Affordable Care Act is affecting rural America. Micheal Clements has more… Brittany Ivey, a Georgia Farm Bureau member and Young

Mother Nature Causing Problems for Carolina Farmers

Mother Nature’s fickleness is causing major problems for farmers. As Correspondent Jim Krasula explains…   OUTCUE: North Carolina. From the same California company that brought us the lab-grown meatball comes a new version of another popular food.  CBS News Correspondent

Yellow Shelled Corn One Cent Higher in NC

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 320 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady when compared to the previous week.  Feeder cattle were also mostly steady.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought

Pork Exports Begin the Year Strong

In January, the United States pork industry continued the momentum in the international markets that was seen in 2016. According to Pork Checkoff vice president of international marketing Becca Nepple, the January statistics are exciting…tape Cut #1               :13        OC:…”being exported.”

Hog Producers Gearing Up for Expanded Production

Even though hog prices may be falling, producers are still intent on expanding production. Gary Crawford has more.

Berries and Flowers Getting Special Attention This Week

Strawberry farmers are not getting a lot of sleep this week.  They have been working round the clock,  keeping one eye on the thermometer while doing everything they could to keep the plants warm. The freezing weather that arrived late

Cattle Futures Rise to 8-Week High as Hogs Slump

Live cattle futures reached an eight-week peak Thursday as high beef prices continue to underpin a rally in the market. April live cattle futures climbed 1.3% to close at $1.19200 a pound at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the highest since

NC Livestock Prices on Upswing

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 684 cattle and 8 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $7.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $7.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly $2.00

2018 Farm Bill Topic at 2017 Commodity Classic

At the General Session of the 2017 Commodity Classic the farmer leaders of the commodity groups spoke to the audience on issues facing agriculture.  Ron Moore, President of the American Soybean Association discussed some of the things farmers would like

TPP Has Opportunity to Pass in Lame Duck Congress

    A U.S. trade official says there is a chance Congress will pass a massive trade deal following the elections next month. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which holds benefits to agriculture worth billions of dollars, is awaiting approval by the